Monthly Archives: January, 2015

AQUOPS annual conference

The Quebec Association of Primary-Secondary Computer Users (AQUOPS) will hold its 33rd conference from March 31 to April 2, in Quebec City. The official program is now known and registrations are open!

What about freedom of expression?

Recent events - the Charlie Hebdo attacks, the sentence of Raif Badawi, the accusations against the comedian Dieudonné - have revived a surge of solidarity in the face of freedom of expression. But what are the limits of these?

Stormy days, distance learning days!

In the aftermath of the strong storm that swept through New England, particularly the Boston area in Massachusetts, the question of the many days of school missed in winter due to storms arises. Could “e-learning” be the key?

Family Literacy Day: “Talk, Sing and Read with Your Children”

January 27, 2015 is Family Literacy Day. On this occasion, the Literacy Foundation, in collaboration with ABC Alpha pour la vie Canada, solicits nearly 150 Quebec organizations and invites families to experience fun activities around reading.

Seventy years ago Auschwitz was freed

On January 27, 1945, the Auschwitz concentration camp, where more than a million people were killed, was liberated by the Russian army. Seventy years later, let's see why it is important to commemorate this event.

See education differently: Clair 2015 sold out

From January 29 to January 31, the 2015 edition of the event “Clair - Seeing education differently” will be held. If the event is sold out, it will still be possible to follow the conferences through the live webcast.

36 initiatives to promote science at school

How to get students to succeed in science? The Federation of Private Educational Institutions of Quebec asked the member institutions of its network to share their winning initiatives.

Teachers: advance science education!

Preschool, elementary and lower secondary teachers are being sought to participate in various studies aimed at advancing science education in Quebec.

The “Tablettistes”: a day to rethink our way of learning

Groupe Média TFO, a French-language public broadcaster in Ontario, has dubbed the generation of early tablet users, especially preschool children, “tablettists”. On February 18, a day of conferences on the subject will be held in Toronto.

Uruguay is investing heavily in wind turbines

Uruguay, a small country in South America, recently announced that it wants to generate 100% of its electricity from wind power. Let's take a closer look at the reasons for this decision.

The third edition of Edcamp Quebec will take place on May 15

Once again this year, Edcamp Quebec is back and registrations are open. This professional development day takes place in a relaxed atmosphere and allows participants to talk about educational issues that really interest the participants.

2014: difficult year for civil aviation

The year 2014 was marked by several air disasters which left hundreds of people dead. However, the airplane is still considered to be one of the safest ways of getting around. Let's take a closer look.

Programs to promote science, technology, engineering and math at school

In our American neighbors like here, several programs carried out in partnership with associations, organizations and private companies are carried out in elementary and secondary schools. Their objective? To arouse the interest of young people in “STEM”.

Learning to be entrepreneurial: a model that wants to revolutionize the school!

Rino Lévesque was the principal of an elementary school where the poverty index was 8 out of 10, a school where the teachers did not want to teach, where the substitutes did not want to supply. Imagine the state of mind of the students! How to save her? He explains it in a TEDx conference presented in Quebec City last November.

The interactive whiteboard: an asset for today's classroom

Although no digital tool in education is completely unanimous, the interactive whiteboard continues to seduce classes from here and elsewhere. It allows daily contact with ICT, in addition to facilitating the safeguarding of collective work and promoting student motivation.

Hubble Telescope celebrates 25 years

25 years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope became operational. Let's take a closer look at how this instrument allows us to better understand the nature of the Universe.

Launch of the twitterature competition on the sidelines of the 2nd edition of the REFER

The next Rendez-vous des écoles francophones en network (REFER) will take place on March 19 and 20. Like last year, it is accompanied by a major international twitterature competition for students, under the theme "Coming from elsewhere!" ".

4 promising ideas in educational technology

The DeVry Education group, a provider of educational services and products, will collaborate with 4 start-ups working in the field of educational technologies so that they carry out their project. The goal is to develop applications that have a positive impact on students.

Bomb attached to girl explodes in Nigeria

A few days ago, 20 people died when a bomb attached to a ten-year-old girl exploded in a market in Nigeria. The armed terrorist group Boko Haram is believed to be behind this attack. Let's take a closer look at what's going on in Nigeria.

Scholastic publishes report on reading habits of children and families

Scholastic, a company specializing in the production and sale of educational materials, recently released the 5th edition of its report on the reading habits of children and families in the United States.

Back in the past!

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